What a fun weekend we had with our bake sale. This week I kind of feel like ‘what next?’ after such a productive and fun week. I do have to admit though that I am ready for some easy meals this week and a little less time in the kitchen after all of our baking. The other night when I was too tired to cook, I decided to make some french toast for dinner. I wanted to make them a little extra special and I happened to have some Honey Bunches of Oats my kids weren’t eating. I decided to add a cereal crust to our french toast and the outcome was so fun I wanted to share them with you. This recipe is basic, but takes your traditional french toast method, into something special. Serve these crunchy, sweet french toast with some fresh fruit, orange juice, and bacon (yes, all are on sale this week) and you have a meal MUCH less than $10 for a family of 7. Not to mention a 30 minute meal too, which is a win-win. Hope you enjoy!

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Crusted Cinnamon French Toast
  1. 6 eggs
  2. 1/2 cup flour
  3. 1/4 cup sugar or real maple syrup
  4. Pinch salt
  5. 2 tsp. vanilla
  6. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  7. 1 cup milk or half & half
  8. 4 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal, crushed
  9. 1 loaf of white or wheat bread
  10. 3 Tbs. butter
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  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, flour, sugar, salt, vanilla, cinnamon and milk until smooth. Once it's smooth, put the cereal into gallon ziploc bag and crush the cereal into smaller pieces (but not too fine). Place the crushed cereal into a separate shallow bowl. Heat a flat griddle pan to medium heat. Spread a small bit of butter on the bottom of the griddle (or spray with non-stick cooking spray). Take one piece of bread at a time and dip the bread into the egg mixture on both sides. Once the bread is wet, dip the bread into the crushed cereal on both sides. Try and shake off any excess cereal and then place the french toast onto the griddle. Cook the french toast on each side until golden brown, and until the egg mixture gets firm on the toast. Once it they are cooked, serve with fresh fruit, butter syrup or maple syrup.
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